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MakerBot Store in NYC Offers Chance to Cast A Vote in Final Face-Off in Presidential Race


MakerBot® Industries is diving head first into the political arena this week with the limited edition offer to purchase an Obama or Romney 3-dimensional bust at the new MakerBot Store at 298 Mulberry Street in New York City. The life-like replicas of the presidential candidates' heads are made on the MakerBot® Replicator™ Desktop 3D Printer and are available in patriotic Red or Blue MakerBot Filament and are available for purchase at $5 each. The MakerBot Store is tracking sales to see which candidate's bust sells more to determine the winner in this neck-and-neck race for the White House.

“The ability to make a life-like replica of the presidential candidates is just one of the many fun ways to showcase the unlimited capabilities of a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO and co-founder of MakerBot Industries. “With the opening of our new store a few weeks ago, and the huge political climate surrounding the upcoming elections, we've had numerous requests in the store to make presidential candidate items, and what better way to appease the political appetite than with facsimiles of the candidates actual heads.”

The MakerBot Store is the first store of its kind for MakerBot Industries, the Brooklyn-based global leader in 3D printing technology. The store, opened just a few short weeks ago and has already been experiencing a steady stream of traffic to check out the revolutionary capabilities of the MakerBot 3D desktop printers. The MakerBot Store will be holding a Grand Opening celebration for the public on November 20, from 3-7 p.m., when it will be unveiling additional new technology that will amaze visitors.

Visitors to the MakerBot Store have the unprecedented opportunity to experience MakerBot technology, such as the just-released MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, live and in-person. The machines are continually running, making items, and patrons have the chance to purchase amazing gifts and accessories made on MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers, created at the company's workshop.

Store Location and Hours

The MakerBot Store
298 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
(347) 457-5758

Open: Mon-Sat 12 PM-7 PM; Sun 12 PM-6 PM

MakerBot® Industries, LLC.
Jenifer Howard, 203-273-4246

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